Sekaten; From Religi To Night Market
Sekaten become a tradition that still continues to be preserved by the people of Yogyakarta. Sekaten actually comes from the word “syahadatain” creed sentence or two that became the strategy of the saints in spreading Islam in the land of Java, so it can be said that the historical roots of that tradition has lasted long enough.
Meanwhile, a series of economic activities also manifested in the form of public market or called Sekaten Celebration Night Market (PMPS) that was held for 40 days. Visitors who enter the arena PMPS will immediately be treated to a variety of folk entertainment and potential winning crafts from all regions of the city of Yogyakarta.
But the development of time “change” the meaning of Sekaten, the breath from religious (Islamic) into a trade and entertainment area. Various merchandise can be encountered in sekaten night market along with all the games arena is joy for the people. Especially is the pursuit of income for the goverment (the city of Yogyakarta) through the sale of merchant booths. [rovitavare/jogjatoday]
photo by rovitavare for jogjatoday